Course Title: Human Physiology 2: Body Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Human Physiology 2: Body Systems

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BIOL2044

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

BIOL2044

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

BIOL2373

City Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

BIOL2373

City Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Tamara Paravicini

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7674

Course Coordinator Email: tamara.paravicini@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 223.02.01C

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for an appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)


Course Description

The course is designed to assist you to learn, understand and apply fundamental concepts and principles of physiology of the endocrine, renal, blood/immune and digestive/metabolism systems, and the ability to apply these in novel situations. The course will encourage you to consider how they are dependent on each other, and develop the ability to apply this understanding in novel situations. This course will provide a sound basis in human physiology to support further study in health and medical sciences or related fields.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the following programs:

Pharmaceutical Sciences (BP184/BP311):

  • Exhibiting depth and breadth of scientific knowledge (PLO1)

BP231 Bachelor of Biomedical Science

  • Exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge by demonstrating knowledge across disciplines contributing to biomedical science (PLO 2)

BP278 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine), BP279 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy), and, BP280 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic)Chinese Medicine (BP278), Osteopathy (BP279) and Chiropractic (BP280)

  • Gather clinical information to make accurate differential diagnoses, assessment and management plans and carry out effective treatment (PLO 2)

Biomedical Engineering (Hons) (BH069)

  • Knowledge and skill base (PLO 1)

BH102 Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

  • Apply pharmaceutical, medication and health knowledge and skills to improve patient care. (PLO7)


On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of  the physiology of the endocrine, renal, blood/immune and digestive/metabolism systems
  2. Identify how changes in normal physiology lead to disease
  3. Perform physiological tests that examine the function of various components of a body system


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is presented in four modules, each of three weeks duration, and will use a range of learning activities including lectures, practical sessions, online resources and self-directed learning. Throughout the course you will work both individually and in groups to solve problems involving aspects of physiology covered in the course.

Lectures are the principal mode of information delivery and will present you with the key concepts and theories relevant to the understanding of endocrine, renal, blood/immune and digestive/metabolism physiology.

Practical sessions will support your understanding of, and familiarity with, the physiology associated with the particular topics covered in the lectures.

Self-directed learning will enable you to better develop independent learning and support the material covered in the practical sessions. 

You will undertake the equivalent of 11 hours of lectures and practicals for each 3 week module. In addition, you can expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week in independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

Lectures and on-line material: The lectures and reading material provided are intended to be supported by the prescribed text. However, they do not substitute for wider reading but provide an opportunity to focus on specific details, complex areas and life examples.

Prescribed text: This will form the major suggested reading resource for this course. Advice will be provided on which sections are relevant for each topic. Advice will also be given about additional and/or alternate reading resources.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Early Assessment Task:  First online quiz

Weighting 2.5%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2:  Remaining online quizzes

Weighting 7.5%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 3: Laboratory exercises

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment 4: Mid-semester exam

Weighting 20% 

This assessment supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment 5: End of semester exam

Weighting 50% 

This assessment supports CLOs 1 & 2